Malaysian Court Finds Former First Lady Rosmah Guilty of Bribery

2 September 2022 02:01

Former Malaysian first lady, Rosmah Mansor, was ordered to serve 10 years in prison after being found guilty on Thursday of soliciting, and receiving bribes during her husband’s corruption-tainted administration

The court decision comes a week, after former Prime Minister Najib Razak was imprisoned over the massive looting of one MDB state fund.

Rosmah was convicted on a charge of soliciting 187,5 million ringgit, and two charges of receiving 6,5 million ringgit, between 2016 and 2017, to help a company secure a project to provide solar energy panels to schools on Borneo Island.

The court sentenced her to 10 years of imprisonment on each charge, to be served concurrently, and a total fine of 970 million ringgit.

under the law, each charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and a fine of five times the bribes solicited and received.